Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
It's another day feeling inundated by work and family demands. Working, parenting, and home schooling are three jobs you never thought you would be doing at the same time. Your sweet kid went to bed late last night again and woke up tired and complaining about everything. You worry she might fall behind in school or that she's developing bad habits. Your protectiveness and patience turns to irritation and you tell her to “Just stop!” She stays in her room for most of the day doesn’t say another word to you until dinner. You want what’s best for your kid. It’s confusing not knowing what just happened and why.
Play Therapy
(415) 354-4241
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Play Therapy
It's another day feeling inundated by work and family demands. Working, parenting, and home schooling are three jobs you never thought you would be doing at the same time. Your sweet kid went to bed late last night again and woke up tired and complaining about everything. You worry she might fall behind in school or that she's developing bad habits. Your protectiveness and patience turns to irritation and you tell her to “Just stop!” She stays in her room for most of the day doesn’t say another word to you until dinner. You want what’s best for your kid. It’s confusing not knowing what just happened and why.
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Psychologist, Ph.D. Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I have extensive experience working with adults and children as young as 3. I specialize in helping children other therapists describe as "difficult to treat," including children who are traumatized, emotionally unregulated, physically aggressive, or have difficulty connecting with adults and caregivers. I will work with your child whose needs have not been met in schools or by other therapists. I help children through play, physical movement, games, art, and words. I help overwhelmed parents with sound psychological guidance. I have thirteen years' experience and I teach and train other therapists.
Play Therapy
(510) 756-2426
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Play Therapy
I have extensive experience working with adults and children as young as 3. I specialize in helping children other therapists describe as "difficult to treat," including children who are traumatized, emotionally unregulated, physically aggressive, or have difficulty connecting with adults and caregivers. I will work with your child whose needs have not been met in schools or by other therapists. I help children through play, physical movement, games, art, and words. I help overwhelmed parents with sound psychological guidance. I have thirteen years' experience and I teach and train other therapists.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PPS Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I see children, individuals, and couples dealing with a broad range of issues such as personal growth struggles in adulthood, marital/relationship discord, behavioral challenges in children/adolescents, parenting/discipline issues, stress, depression, and anxiety. I am clinically trained to work with victims of crime around trauma as well as to facilitate The Work of Byron Katie.
Play Therapy
(408) 659-8174
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Play Therapy
I see children, individuals, and couples dealing with a broad range of issues such as personal growth struggles in adulthood, marital/relationship discord, behavioral challenges in children/adolescents, parenting/discipline issues, stress, depression, and anxiety. I am clinically trained to work with victims of crime around trauma as well as to facilitate The Work of Byron Katie.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, SEP, SAP, EMDR Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Somatic Experiencing (SE) takes healing to a deeper level. Combined with 'top-down' approaches, SE helps identify strengths and intentions beneath painful survival patterns. Shame, fear and anger transform into vital life energy. Surviving becomes thriving. As a private practice psychotherapist based in SF & Marin, I primarily work with adults, but also love to assist children in the healing process.
Play Therapy
(628) 600-3206
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Play Therapy
Somatic Experiencing (SE) takes healing to a deeper level. Combined with 'top-down' approaches, SE helps identify strengths and intentions beneath painful survival patterns. Shame, fear and anger transform into vital life energy. Surviving becomes thriving. As a private practice psychotherapist based in SF & Marin, I primarily work with adults, but also love to assist children in the healing process.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
I treat alcohol, drug, and eating problems, depression, dual-diagnosis, anxiety, trauma, bariatric surgery patients, and relationship issues. Adults and teenagers address how the use of substances, alcohol, drugs, food, impacts their lives in negative and unproductive ways. We seek solutions together to more satisfying lifestyles and relationships. I work with couples and individuals having difficulties in relationships, wanting to resolve problems rather than separating or divorcing as the only solution. I work to separate past hurts from present reality. As an Equine Specialist, I use horses and exotic animals as requested.
Play Therapy
(415) 574-0967
Verified
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Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Play Therapy
I treat alcohol, drug, and eating problems, depression, dual-diagnosis, anxiety, trauma, bariatric surgery patients, and relationship issues. Adults and teenagers address how the use of substances, alcohol, drugs, food, impacts their lives in negative and unproductive ways. We seek solutions together to more satisfying lifestyles and relationships. I work with couples and individuals having difficulties in relationships, wanting to resolve problems rather than separating or divorcing as the only solution. I work to separate past hurts from present reality. As an Equine Specialist, I use horses and exotic animals as requested.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
We specialize in the treatment of children, teens and their families. We use CBT, art and play therapy to work with children who are struggling with friendships, impulse control issues, the effects of divorce, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. Our evidence based practices are especially helpful for children with OCD, separation anxiety, fears and phobias, attachment and adoption issues, sleep issues, and post traumatic stress. Engaging in therapy helps children acquire new skills, change their behavior patterns, and establish healthier ways of expressing their feelings. As a parent you can also benefit by gaining new insights about your child and getting guidance and consultation.
Play Therapy
(415) 878-1892
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94903
Play Therapy
We specialize in the treatment of children, teens and their families. We use CBT, art and play therapy to work with children who are struggling with friendships, impulse control issues, the effects of divorce, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. Our evidence based practices are especially helpful for children with OCD, separation anxiety, fears and phobias, attachment and adoption issues, sleep issues, and post traumatic stress. Engaging in therapy helps children acquire new skills, change their behavior patterns, and establish healthier ways of expressing their feelings. As a parent you can also benefit by gaining new insights about your child and getting guidance and consultation.
Photo of Jessica (Jesse) A. Strassman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Are you concerned or confused by your child's behavior? Has your child's teacher suggested your child work with a therapist? Are you worried that your child is under stress? Do you feel like you are not a good parent for your child? It is very difficult to parent a child who is struggling with challenging feelings and behaviors. I provide therapeutic support to kids who struggle with ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, adoption issues, learning disabilities, behavioral challenges, academic or social issues, or major life changes. I offer support for parents.
Play Therapy
(415) 360-1273
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Play Therapy
Are you concerned or confused by your child's behavior? Has your child's teacher suggested your child work with a therapist? Are you worried that your child is under stress? Do you feel like you are not a good parent for your child? It is very difficult to parent a child who is struggling with challenging feelings and behaviors. I provide therapeutic support to kids who struggle with ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, adoption issues, learning disabilities, behavioral challenges, academic or social issues, or major life changes. I offer support for parents.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
Have you feen feeling lost, isolated, terribly anxious, and overwhelmed? Have you been concerned about your relationships? Or perhaps it is your child struggling with anxiety, sleep, school and peer difficulties. I specialize in supporting people in transition and needing change, whether it is a child dealing with changes at home or school, learning challenges, or adults dealing with internal blocks and recognizing their need to heal to create positive change in their lives. I help clients express themselves in more authenticated creative ways to improve their sense of connection with themselves, their loved ones, and their world.
Play Therapy
(510) 674-1506
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94903
Play Therapy
Have you feen feeling lost, isolated, terribly anxious, and overwhelmed? Have you been concerned about your relationships? Or perhaps it is your child struggling with anxiety, sleep, school and peer difficulties. I specialize in supporting people in transition and needing change, whether it is a child dealing with changes at home or school, learning challenges, or adults dealing with internal blocks and recognizing their need to heal to create positive change in their lives. I help clients express themselves in more authenticated creative ways to improve their sense of connection with themselves, their loved ones, and their world.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CBA Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I offer low-fee counseling for people looking to heal their pain and transforms their lives. People who come to me find a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment where they are free to work through difficulties with someone capable of really listening, holding space, and who sees them and the struggles they are living with. It is my passion to help guide people through the courageous process of healing the past and moving forward into greater health and well-being. I offer sessions both in-person and through telemedicine.
Play Therapy
(415) 688-2031
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Play Therapy
I offer low-fee counseling for people looking to heal their pain and transforms their lives. People who come to me find a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment where they are free to work through difficulties with someone capable of really listening, holding space, and who sees them and the struggles they are living with. It is my passion to help guide people through the courageous process of healing the past and moving forward into greater health and well-being. I offer sessions both in-person and through telemedicine.
Photo of Eileen C. Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
While your relational style helped you to navigate your childhood, you, like many people, may feel frustrated by painful life-long patterns of relating (to yourself and others) which seem to repeat. I empathize with this frustration and work with you to more deeply understand yourself so that you can enact real and lasting change.
Play Therapy
(510) 878-4322
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Play Therapy
While your relational style helped you to navigate your childhood, you, like many people, may feel frustrated by painful life-long patterns of relating (to yourself and others) which seem to repeat. I empathize with this frustration and work with you to more deeply understand yourself so that you can enact real and lasting change.
Photo of Terry Rivera, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Working with a therapist you connect with can be transformative and deeply moving. Are you leading an authentic and meaningful life? A life in alignment with your values and dreams, where you are free to be your true self? For the past several years I've had the profound experience of accompanying people on their journeys toward change-- where they've gained clarity, strength, motivation, joy, contentment and love. With my full commitment to your well being we'll pave your path forward. You'll become better equipped to face life's twists and turns and able to connect more deeply and genuinely with the people you love.
Play Therapy
(415) 870-3422
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Play Therapy
Working with a therapist you connect with can be transformative and deeply moving. Are you leading an authentic and meaningful life? A life in alignment with your values and dreams, where you are free to be your true self? For the past several years I've had the profound experience of accompanying people on their journeys toward change-- where they've gained clarity, strength, motivation, joy, contentment and love. With my full commitment to your well being we'll pave your path forward. You'll become better equipped to face life's twists and turns and able to connect more deeply and genuinely with the people you love.
Photo of Christine Hamill, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
I believe you are the expert in your own experiences and the therapist's role is to guide you towards accessing the part of yourself that already knows the answer. Therapy is an opportunity to sit in a nurturing environment where anything can be said with acceptance. The gift of therapy provides a chance to hone your coping skills and bolster your resilience in your own time and at your own pace. In our work together I will meet you where you're at in your healing journey. You will have the opportunity to learn to activate your natural resiliency and self-acceptance to let go of shame, anger, or guilt that may be holding you back.
Play Therapy
(415) 450-6878
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94903
Play Therapy
I believe you are the expert in your own experiences and the therapist's role is to guide you towards accessing the part of yourself that already knows the answer. Therapy is an opportunity to sit in a nurturing environment where anything can be said with acceptance. The gift of therapy provides a chance to hone your coping skills and bolster your resilience in your own time and at your own pace. In our work together I will meet you where you're at in your healing journey. You will have the opportunity to learn to activate your natural resiliency and self-acceptance to let go of shame, anger, or guilt that may be holding you back.
Photo of Julie Auslander, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
I believe in creating a safe nonjudgemental environment to give the support and tools you need to grow into your potential. I have a great deal of experience in attachment issues, as well as anxiety and depression. One of my specialties is the transition to becoming a parent - not only helping to keep your identity thriving in the process, but also to help support your confidence and abilities in the joys and struggles of parenthood. I offer individual therapy to process any obstacles that may be getting in the way of your ability to fully enjoy life.
Play Therapy
(510) 996-5749
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94903
Play Therapy
I believe in creating a safe nonjudgemental environment to give the support and tools you need to grow into your potential. I have a great deal of experience in attachment issues, as well as anxiety and depression. One of my specialties is the transition to becoming a parent - not only helping to keep your identity thriving in the process, but also to help support your confidence and abilities in the joys and struggles of parenthood. I offer individual therapy to process any obstacles that may be getting in the way of your ability to fully enjoy life.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
I provide comprehensive psychological/neuropsychological assessment, therapy, and consultation services for children, adolescents, and adults. I am a strong advocate for my clients and offer a supportive, nurturing and flexible approach throughout the assessment and treatment process. I utilize a variety of research-based techniques, tailored to the child and family's needs. I have extensive training and experience working with families from different cultures/ethnicities in a variety of settings.
Play Therapy
(650) 727-1134
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94903
Play Therapy
I provide comprehensive psychological/neuropsychological assessment, therapy, and consultation services for children, adolescents, and adults. I am a strong advocate for my clients and offer a supportive, nurturing and flexible approach throughout the assessment and treatment process. I utilize a variety of research-based techniques, tailored to the child and family's needs. I have extensive training and experience working with families from different cultures/ethnicities in a variety of settings.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, Psy.D, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Developing a deeper awareness of our emotional suffering creates an overall sense of well-being, allowing us to live an authentic life. With this deeper awareness, we begin to understand the underlying dynamics that keep us stuck. Inner work in its very essence facilitates insight, healing and transformation, connecting us to our innate wisdom. I work with adults, children and adolescents experiencing a wide range of difficulties. My collaborative, compassionate approach with parents, facilitates conscious, positive parenting to strengthen the parent-child attachment relationship.
Play Therapy
(415) 895-9192
Verified
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Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Play Therapy
Developing a deeper awareness of our emotional suffering creates an overall sense of well-being, allowing us to live an authentic life. With this deeper awareness, we begin to understand the underlying dynamics that keep us stuck. Inner work in its very essence facilitates insight, healing and transformation, connecting us to our innate wisdom. I work with adults, children and adolescents experiencing a wide range of difficulties. My collaborative, compassionate approach with parents, facilitates conscious, positive parenting to strengthen the parent-child attachment relationship.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
I offer psychotherapy for individual adults and teens, play therapy for children, and couples counseling for relationships of all kinds. I know that coming to therapy requires significant courage and vulnerability; it is initiating a process of change, and when things change, they often do so in ways we don't expect. So whether you are coming in on your own, with your partner, or sending your child, know that I am respectful of the way things have been, and careful in helping you navigate your path forward.
Play Therapy
(415) 942-8205
Verified
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Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Play Therapy
I offer psychotherapy for individual adults and teens, play therapy for children, and couples counseling for relationships of all kinds. I know that coming to therapy requires significant courage and vulnerability; it is initiating a process of change, and when things change, they often do so in ways we don't expect. So whether you are coming in on your own, with your partner, or sending your child, know that I am respectful of the way things have been, and careful in helping you navigate your path forward.
Photo of Andrew M Lamden, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Play Therapy
(415) 799-7990
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Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Play Therapy
Photo of David A Thomson, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, CAS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Do you feel that your everyday challenges are beginning to overwhelm you? Have you set goals for yourself, but you have not been able to achieve them? The solution is in sight. With skill, professionalism, empathy, and compassion I can help you to achieve your goals and the life that you want. Because you are a unique individual, I will tailor my treatment methods to fit your unique situation and needs. I believe that we all have what it takes to meet and conquer life's many challenges and difficulties.
Play Therapy
(415) 508-8805
Verified

Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Play Therapy
Do you feel that your everyday challenges are beginning to overwhelm you? Have you set goals for yourself, but you have not been able to achieve them? The solution is in sight. With skill, professionalism, empathy, and compassion I can help you to achieve your goals and the life that you want. Because you are a unique individual, I will tailor my treatment methods to fit your unique situation and needs. I believe that we all have what it takes to meet and conquer life's many challenges and difficulties.
Photo of Deborah Ann Spake, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I enjoy working with adults, individual and couples, children and adolescents. I start with where you are at and collaborate on meeting your needs/goals. I treat the whole person, harness your own unique strengths and offer my unconditional positive support. I trust the process and believe in each person's capacity to make their life what they want it to be. I see therapy as utilizing a nurturing relationship to create a safe place where self exploration and healing is possible. In this process you can gain clarity, get perspective on a situation and reach a sense of satisfaction and aliveness in your relationships and life.
Play Therapy
(415) 870-3696
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Play Therapy
I enjoy working with adults, individual and couples, children and adolescents. I start with where you are at and collaborate on meeting your needs/goals. I treat the whole person, harness your own unique strengths and offer my unconditional positive support. I trust the process and believe in each person's capacity to make their life what they want it to be. I see therapy as utilizing a nurturing relationship to create a safe place where self exploration and healing is possible. In this process you can gain clarity, get perspective on a situation and reach a sense of satisfaction and aliveness in your relationships and life.
Photo of Gary Buck, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, Psychol Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I am a licensed psychologist. I see both children and adults in my private practice. My work with children and adults utilizes our human ability to express ourselves through imagery in art, play, imagination, and dreams in ways that catalyzes healing and inner transformation. With children my work includes collateral sessions with their parents. With adults I also draw on my many years of spiritual practice, using such techniques as mindfulness and Yoga Nidra with my clients.
Play Therapy
(707) 879-8948
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Play Therapy
I am a licensed psychologist. I see both children and adults in my private practice. My work with children and adults utilizes our human ability to express ourselves through imagery in art, play, imagination, and dreams in ways that catalyzes healing and inner transformation. With children my work includes collateral sessions with their parents. With adults I also draw on my many years of spiritual practice, using such techniques as mindfulness and Yoga Nidra with my clients.

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Play Therapy
Generally for children ages 3 to 11, play therapy is a form of counseling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health. Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys--such as playhouses and dolls--to understand the child's behavior and identify issues.

If you're looking for play therapy in San Rafael or for a San Rafael play therapist, these professionals provide play therapy, play therapy children, child play therapy, play therapy for children, sandplay therapy, family play therapy and group play therapy. They include play therapists, play psychologists, play psychotherapists and play counselors.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in San Rafael are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in San Rafael

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in San Rafael you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in San Rafael and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in San Rafael or family therapy in San Rafael.